OCC Connects Students and Businesses at the Work Zone Job Fair

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan – Oakland Community College (OCC) is holding its annual employment event “OCC Work Zone Job Fair,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 16, on the Royal Oak campus.

What makes this event different from other job fairs? In addition to inviting student, alumni and community members to meet potential employers, OCC’s off-campus Work-Study program offers qualified organizations the option to receive reimbursement for wages paid to work-study students. This option provides organizations an administrative savings while offering valuable professional experience to students. Last year, 45 employers received 50-75% reimbursement of wages paid to eligible off-campus work-study student hires.

The OCC Work Zone Job Fair has had repeated success with participating companies, many of which find well-qualified candidates and immediately fill positions.

“This annual event provides a great opportunity for business and community organizations to meet and interview students from more than 100 degree programs,” said Willie Lloyd, OCC director of placement services. “We’ve had consistent success with this college-wide job fair hosting employers with an immediate need to hire entry-level talent.

Lloyd added, business owners, non-profits, students and alumni, community members and the tri-county economy all benefit. OCC’s Work Zone job fair provides a link to business talent with an opportunity for students to gain industry experience with hiring organizations.

The Work Zone Job Fair is free to employers and students and accommodates up to 40 organizations with verified openings only. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., on Monday, October 12, for students and employers. Employers already signed up include: TTI Global, Walled Lake Schools and Wayne State University Physicians Group.

OCC’s Royal Oak campus is located at 739 S. Washington, Royal Oak, Mich., 48067.

Learn more about Work Zone Job Fair, or contact OCC’s Placement Services office at (248) 232-4143.

About OCC

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is committed to providing academic and developmental experiences that allows each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit oaklandcc.edu.

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Media Contact: Bridget M. Kavanaugh | Marketing & Communications | T 248.341.2020 | bmkavana@oaklandcc.edu